I honestly cannot understand what all the fuss about transgender people and bathrooms is all about. It seems to me that common sense should prevail. Tonight on the Tucker Carlson show, Zac Petkanas, a democratic pundit, was interviewed and stated repeatedly that gender is determined by how people self-identify. This is absolutely absurd on it’s face. Tucker then asked him the entirely reasonable question whether race is determined in the same way, but Mr. Petkanas said no. This is clearly incongruous. If we are going to put aside biology and use self-identification to determine gender, then the same logic should be applied to race. And therefore logically any white man should be able to claim to be a black woman for the purposes of, say, getting into a University. This is insanity.
Biology is biology, despite people wanting to deny that. Men are men, and women are women, but I believe that gender biology as well as gender identity exist on a spectrum, and for a very small portion of the population in the middle of this spectrum gender is ambiguous. Still, other than a very tiny fraction of people who are hermaphrodites or have mixed gonads, the biology is clear. The majority of people in the world are men who identify as men or women who identify as women. There are a small number of people for whom this does not apply, but this still does not change biology. A man who identifies as a woman is not a woman, but a man who identifies as a woman, and vice versa. Anyone who says otherwise is a nitwit and a biology denier.
That being said, what any one person wants to call himself or herself makes no difference to me. If a man wants to go around saying he is a woman, or a woman wants to say that she is a man, that is fine with me. All I ask is that if I am going to be accepting of you and be sensitive towards you that you do the same for me. If you appear to be a man and I address you as a man, please do not take offense if you want to be addressed as a woman. I will try to be sensitive, but please do not go out of your way to take offense.
As far as bathrooms are concerned, what I want to know is where are the bathroom police who are checking? If you identify as a woman, use the women’s bathroom. If you identify as a man, use the men’s room. I certainly am not going to check whether you are what you say you are.
People who want to be divisive are ginning this entire issue up, and it serves no one any good. People who are ignorant or bigoted about transgender people may have irrational fears about these people being ‘dangerous’. I think this is a personal problem for the people who are afraid, and education and kindness can overcome this problem. But I believe that there are more people on the left who are just looking for ways to take offense in order to push their agenda.
If everyone would just mind their own business and stop trying to tell other people how to live the world would be a better place.